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2007 Nextel Cup Series Schedule

 

  • ESPN Sets Nextel Cup Schedule Times: Nextel Cup Series racing will return to ESPN for the first time in six years with the network’s coverage of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on Sunday, July 29, from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. ESPN and ESPN on ABC will have live coverage of the final 17 races of the 2007 season, including all 10 races in the “Chase for the Nextel Cup” by ESPN on ABC, the first time that all Chase races will be on the same network. ESPN’s full schedule for the 2007 Nextel Cup Series season will include telecasts of practice and qualifying from 13 races, the season-ending banquet and season preview and review specials. There will also be a dedicated pre-race program for each race telecast called Nextel Cup Series Countdown. And, for the first time in televised motorsports, all will be produced totally in High Definition. ESPN’s return to NASCAR will begin with live coverage of the NASCAR Busch Series season opener from Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 17. ESPN2 will be the home of the NASCAR Busch Series all season, with six select races televised by ESPN on ABC. “The Allstate 400 at the Brickyard has always been a marquee event on the Nextel Cup schedule and we cannot wait to provide our flag-to-flag coverage from such an historic race track,” said John Wildhack, ESPN senior vice president, programming. “We will dedicate unprecedented multimedia resources to the sport beginning with the season-opening NASCAR Busch Series race at Daytona, continuing with our opening NEXTEL Cup race at Indianapolis on ESPN, and until the season champions are crowned.”(ESPN PR)(2-8-2007)
  • NASCAR Nextel Cup Series 2007 Schedule Announced: The 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series schedule was announced today [8/24], a 36-race slate starting with the 49th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 18 at Daytona International Speedway. On Sunday, Nov. 18, Homestead-Miami Speedway will again host the season finale.
    Other key dates:
    On Sunday, July 1, New Hampshire International Speedway will host the first event in the “Race to the Chase,” the 10-race prelude to the “Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup.”
    On Sunday, July 29, the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard will be held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
    On the evening of Saturday, Sept. 8, Richmond International Raceway will be the final event in the “Race to the Chase.”
    The week after Richmond, on Sunday, Sept. 16, New Hampshire again will have the kick-off event in the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup, which covers the season’s last 10 races and determines the series champion.
    In addition to the 36-race regular schedule, the series’ two traditional “non-points” events are again slated, both for Saturday nights. The 29th annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona will be held on Feb. 10, while the NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge is set for May 19 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.
    There are no changes from the 2006 schedule, in terms of sites. There are, however, several adjustments to the schedule’s order.
    In July, the schedule will go from New Hampshire (July 1), to Daytona (July 7) and then Chicagoland Speedway (July 15). Previously, the order was Daytona-Chicago-New Hampshire. Also, Indianapolis’ event will close out July (July 29), followed the next week (Aug. 5) by Pocono Raceway. Previously, Pocono preceded Indianapolis. Those two races will follow the season’s final open week. (The 2007 schedule follows on a subsequent page. Starting times and television information will be announced at a later date.)2007 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES SCHEDULE
    Date Site
    Feb 10 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona – Daytona International Speedway*
    Feb 18 Daytona International Speedway
    Feb 25 California Speedway
    Mar 11 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
    Mar 18 Atlanta Motor Speedway
    Mar 25 Bristol Motor Speedway
    Apr 1 Martinsville Speedway
    Apr 15 Texas Motor Speedway
    Apr 21 Phoenix International Raceway
    Apr 29 Talladega Superspeedway
    May 5 Richmond International Raceway
    May 12 Darlington Raceway
    May 19 NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge – Lowe’s Motor Speedway*
    May 27 Lowe’s Motor Speedway
    Jun 3 Dover International Speedway
    Jun 10 Pocono Raceway
    Jun 17 Michigan International Speedway
    Jun 24 Infineon Raceway
    Jul 1 New Hampshire International Speedway
    Jul 7 Daytona International Speedway
    Jul 15 Chicagoland Speedway
    Jul 29 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    Aug 5 Pocono Raceway
    Aug 12 Watkins Glen International
    Aug 19 Michigan International Speedway
    Aug 25 Bristol Motor Speedway
    Sep 2 California Speedway
    Sep 8 Richmond International Raceway
    Sep 16 New Hampshire International Speedway
    Sep 23 Dover International Speedway
    Sep 30 Kansas Speedway
    Oct 7 Talladega Superspeedway
    Oct 13 Lowe’s Motor Speedway
    Oct 21 Martinsville Speedway
    Oct 28 Atlanta Motor Speedway
    Nov 4 Texas Motor Speedway
    Nov 11 Phoenix International Raceway
    Nov 18 Homestead-Miami Speedway
    *Non-championship points events Tentative-Subject to Change.(NASCAR PR)(8-24-2006)

    UNOFFICIAL – but info compiled from Track sites/renewels THEN confirmed when NASCAR released scehd on 8/24/2006 and added times, title sponsors and more info as things progress

  • Compilied by track sites, announcements or ticket renewel notices
  • Car of Tomorrow Implementation Schedule for 2007 [16 races]:
    Bristol [2 races]
    Martinsville [2]
    Phoenix [2]
    Richmond [2]
    Dover [2]
    New Hampshire [2]
    Darlington
    Infineon Raceway
    Watkins Glen
    Talladega [fall 2007]
    NOTED Below by a red COT
    more info on my COT page

    2007 TV:

  • Beginning in 2007, each NASCAR season will be launched on FOX with the telecast of the Daytona 500. FOX will also carry NASCAR “Speedweeks” events including the Budweiser Shootout and Daytona Pole Qualifying. FOX will also broadcast the 12 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup races following the Daytona 500.
    TNT will broadcast six consecutive NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series races (races 14 through 19).
    The final 17 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series points races will be broadcast on ABC or ESPN. The final 10 races, the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup, will be broadcast on ABC. The NASCAR Busch Series will be broadcast on ABC, ESPN or ESPN 2, with no less than four events on ABC.
    SPEED will be home to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series with the exception of two events, which will be broadcast by FOX.
    NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series qualifying practice and “happy hours” will be broadcast on a combination of SPEED Channel, ESPN and ESPN2.SPEED will broadcast the Gatorade Duels held each year during “Speedweeks” to determine part of the Daytona 500 starting order.
    SPEED will also broadcast the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series All-Star Challenge and its companion all-star event, the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Pit Crew Challenge.(12-7-2005)

 


CLICK on the track location to go to that track’s past news and links page.
CLICK on the race name to go to the ‘next race’ page for each race(when available).
The ‘next race’ pages are added the week or so before the race
and cover the weekend schedule, TV, Qualifying, news etc

All times Eastern and are PM unless noted and are RACE START TIMES
NOT when coverage begins for the pre-race.
All times are tenative and could change

Race# Date Location
(click track for info)
Race
(click name for race info
if available)
2006 Winner
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
TV
Radio
Race Start
TV Start
Time
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Final Prac
Time/TV
* 2/10
Sat
Daytona, FL Budweiser Shootout*
2007: #20-Tony Stewart
70 2.5 175 Fox
MRN
8:30
8:00
2/8 8:00
draw SC
2/9 6:30
SC
* 2/15
Thur
Daytona, FL Gatorade Duels*
2007: 1) #20-Tony Stewart
2) #24-Jeff Gordon
60 2.5 150 SPEED
MRN
2:10
2:00
2/11 2:10
FOX
2/14 2:05
SPEED
1 2/18
Sun
Daytona, FL Daytona 500
2007: #29-Kevin Harvick
200 2.5 500 FOX
MRN
3:15
2:00
2/11 2:10
FOX
2/17 10:35am
SPEED
2 2/25
Sun
Fontana, CA Auto Club 500
2007: #17-Matt Kenseth
250 2.0 500 Fox
MRN
3:30
3:00
2/23 6:00
SPEED
2/14 5:00
SPEED
3/4
Sun
OFF off weekend              
3 3/11 Las Vegas, NV UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400
2007: #48-Jimmie Johnson
267 1.5 400.5 Fox
PRN
4:40
4:00
3/9 6:00
SPEED
3/10 1:20
SPEED (t) 5:30
4 3/18
Sun
Hampton, GA Kobalt Tools 500
2007: #48-Jimmie Johnson(2)
325 1.54 500.5 Fox
PRN
2:00
1:30
3/16 7:00
SPEED
3/17 1:00
SPEED
5 3/25
Sun
Bristol, TN
COT
Food City 500
2007: #5-Kyle Busch
(Last race to use 2006 Owners Points)
500 0.533 266.5 Fox
PRN
2:10
1:30
3/23 3:30
SPEED
3/24 12:30
SPEED
6 4/1
Sun
Martinsville, VA
COT
Goody’s Cool Orange 500
2007: #48-Jimmie Johnson(3)
(2007 Owners Points in effect)
500 0.526 263 Fox
MRN
2:00
1:30
3/30 3:45
SPEED
3/31 12:50
SPEED
  4/8 Easter – OFF Easter Bunny 500              
Race# Date Location
(click track for info)
Race
(click name for race info
if available)
2007 Winner
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
TV
Radio
Race Start
TV Start
Time
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Final Prac
Time/TV
7 4/15
Sun
Fort Worth, TX Samsung 500
2007: #31-Jeff Burton
334 1.5 500.5 Fox
PRN
2:00
1:30
4/13 4:10
SPEED
4/14 1:00
SPEED
8 4/21
Sat night
Phoenix, AZ
COT
Subway Fresh Fit 500
2007: #24-Jeff Gordon
312 1.00 312 Fox
MRN
8:30
8:00
4/19 8:00
SPEED
4/20 8:00
SPEED
9 4/29
Sun
Talladega, AL Aaron’s 499
2007: #24-Jeff Gordon(2)
188 2.66 500.08 Fox
MRN
2:10
1:30
4/29 11:00a
SPEED
(impound)
4/28 4:00
SPEED
10 5/5
Sat Night
Richmond, VA
COT
Crown Royal presents the Jim Stewart 400
2007: #48-Jimmie Johnson(4)
400 0.75 300 Fox
MRN
7:30
7:00
5/4 6:00
SPEED
(impound)
5/4 11:15a
SPEED
11 5/12
Sat Night
Darlington, SC
Mother’s Day Weekend
COT
Dodge Avenger 500
2007: #24-Jeff Gordon(3)
367 1.366 501.3 Fox
MRN
6:55
6:30
5/11 3:10
SPEED
5/11 6:30
SPEED
* 5/19
Sat Night
Lowe’s Motor Speedway Nextel Open*
2007: #1-Martin Truex Jr.
30
20/10
1.5 45 Speed
MRN
7:40
7:00
5/18 6:00
SPEED
5/18 1:00
SPEED
* 5/19
Sat Night
Lowe’s Motor Speedway Nextel All-Star Challenge*
2007: #29-Kevin Harvick
90
40/30/20
1.5 135 Speed
MRN
~9:00
7:00
5/18 6:00
SPEED
5/18 2:30
SPEED
12 5/27
Sun night
Lowe’s Motor Speedway Coca-Cola 600
2007: #25-Casey Mears
400 1.5 600 Fox
PRN
5:40
5:00
5/24 7:10
SPEED
5/26 6:20
SPEED
13 6/3
Sun
Dover, DE
COT
Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa
2007: #1-Martin Truex Jr.
400 1.0 400 Fox/FX
MRN
1:30
1:00
6/1 3:15
SPEED
6/2 1:20
SPEED
14 6/10
Sun
Pocono, PA
Pocono 500
2007: #24-Jeff Gordon(4)
200 2.5 500 TNT
MRN
2:10
12:30
6/8 3:40
SPEED
6/9 11:20
5:30(t) SPEED
Race# Date Location
(click track for info)
Race
(click name for race info
if available)
2007 Winner
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
TV
Radio
Race Start
TV Start
Time
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Final Prac
Time/TV
15 6/17
Sun
Brooklyn, MI Citizens Bank 400
2007: #99-Carl Edwards
200 2.0 400 TNT
MRN
2:00
12:30
6/15 3:40
SPEED
6/16 1:20
7:00(t) SPEED
16 6/24
Sun
Sonoma, CA
COT
Toyota/Save Mart 350
2007: #42-Juan Pablo Montoya
110 1.99 224 TNT
PRN
5:00
3:30
6/22 7:10
SPEED
6/23 3:00
SPEED
17 7/1
Sun
Loudon, NH
COT
Lenox Industrial Tools 300
2007: #11-Denny Hamlin
300 1.058 317.4 TNT
MRN
2:10 6/29 3:10
SPEED
6/30 11:30
SPEED
18 7/7
Sat Night
Daytona, FL
Pepsi 400
2007: #26-Jamie McMurray
160 2.5 400 TNT
MRN
7:55
7:00
7/6 4:00
SPEED
(impound)
7/5 6:30
SPEED
19 7/15
Sun
Joliet, IL USG Sheetrock 400
2007: #20-Tony Stewart
267 1.5 400.5 TNT
MRN
3:55
3:00
7/13 4:10
SPEED
7/14 1:00
SPEED
7/22 OFF off weekend
last one
             
20 7/29
Sun
Indianapolis, IN Allstate 400
2007: #20-Tony Stewart(2)
160 2.5 400 ESPN
IMS
2:00
1:00
7/28 10:00am
ESPN2
7/28 3:30
ESPN2
21 8/5
Sun
Pocono, PA Pennsylvania 500
2007: #2-Kurt Busch
200 2.5 500 ESPN
MRN
2:05
1:00
8/3 3:30
ESPN2
8/4 11:00am
ESPN2
22
8/12
Sun
Watkins Glen, NY
COT
Centurion Boats at The Glen
2007: #20-Tony Stewart(3)
90 2.45 220.5 ESPN
MRN
2:00 8/10 3:00
ESPN2
8/11 2:00
ESPN2
23 8/19
Sun
Brooklyn, MI 3M Performance 400
2007: #2-Kurt Busch(2)
200 2.0 400 ESPN
MRN
2:00
1:00
8/17 3:00
SPEED
8/18 10:00a
SPEED
24 8/25
Sat Night
Bristol, TN
COT
Sharpie 500
2007: #99-Carl Edwards(2)
500 0.533 266.5 ESPN
PRN
8:00
7:00
8/24 3:20
SPEED
8/24 6:15
SPEED
25 9/2
Sun Night
Fontana, CA Sharp Aquos 500
2007: #48-Jimmie Johnson(5)
250 2 500 ESPN
MRN
8:05
7:00
8/31 6:00
SPEED
9/1 8:00
SPEED
26 9/8
Sat Night
Richmond, VA
COT
Chevy Monte Carlo 400
2007: #48-Jimmie Johnson(6)
400 0.75 300 ABC
MRN
7:40
7:00
9/7 6:00
ESPN2
(impound)
9/7 11:00a
ESPN2
Race# Date Location
(click track for info)
Race
(click name for race info
if available)
2006 Winner
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
TV
Radio
Race Start
TV Start
Time
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Final Prac
Time/TV
27 9/16
Sun
Loudon, NH
COT
Sylvania 300
2007: #07-Clint Bowyer
300 1.058 317.4 ABC
MRN
2:00
1:00
9/14 3:10
ESPN2
9/15 11:30a
ESPN2 (t) 7:00
28 9/23
Sun
Dover, DE
COT
Dodge Dealers 400
2007: #99-Carl Edwards(3)
400 1.30
1:00
400 ABC
MRN
1:30
1:00
9/21 3:15
ESPN2
9/22 1:20
none
29 9/30
Sun
Kansas City, KS LifeLock 400
2007: #16-Greg Biffle
267 1.5 400.5 ABC
MRN
2:10
1:00
9/28 4:00
ESPN2
9/29 1:50
ESPN2 (t) 6:30
30 10/7
Sun
Talladega, AL
COT
UAW-Ford 500
2007: #24-Jeff Gordon (5)
188 2.66 500.08 ABC
MRN
2:00
1:00
10/6 12:15
SPEED (t) 1:00
(impound)
10/5 3:45
SPEED
31 10/13
Sat Night
Charlotte, NC Bank of America 500
2007: #24-Jeff Gordon (6)
334 1.5 501 ABC
PRN
7:45
7:00
10/11 7:00
ESPN2
10/12 6:00
ESPN2
32 10/21
Sun
Martinsville, VA
COT
Subway 500
2007: #48-Jimmie Johnson (7)
500 0.526 263 ABC
MRN
1:30
1:00
10/19 3:30
ESPN2
10/20 10:00a
ESPN2
33 10/28
Sun
Hampton, GA Pep Boys Auto 500
2007: #48-Jimmie Johnson (8)
325 1.54 500.5 ABC
PRN
2:00
1:00
10/26 7:00
ESPN2
10/27 11:20a
ESPN2
34 11/4
Sun
Fort Worth, TX Dickies 500
2007: #48-Jimmie Johnson (9)
334 1.5 500.5 ABC
PRN
3:20
3:00
11/2 4:30
ESPN2
11/3 1:50
ESPN2 (t) 6:00
35 11/11
Sun
Phoenix, AZ
COT
Checker Auto Parts 500(k)
2007: #48-Jimmie Johnson (10)
312 1.00 312 ABC
MRN
3:35
3:00
11/9 6:00
ESPN2
11/10 3:00
ESPN2
36 11/18
Sun
Homestead, FL Ford 400
2006: #16-Greg Biffle
267 1.5 400 ABC
MRN
3:45
3:00
11/16 3:00
ESPN2
11/17 3:00
ESPN2
Race# Date Location
(click track for info)
Race
(click name for race info
if available)
2006 Winner
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
TV
Radio
Race Start
TV Start
Time
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Final Prac
Time/TV

All times Eastern and are PM unless noted All times are scheduled RACE START TIMES; NOT when coverage begines for the pre-race.
UNOFFICIAL – but info compiled from Track sites/renewels THEN confirmed when NASCAR released scehd on 8/24/2006
*Non-Points Race
(t) = tape delayed
SC = SPEED
COT = Car of Tomorrow scheduled to run